Children's rights in Sweden

  • Awareness
  • 16/12/2015
  • Swedish Safer Internet Centre
Swedish law ensures that children are well protected and their rights are defended. In 2010, the Swedish Government formulated a strategy to strengthen the rights of the child in Sweden (in English).

The strategy requires, for example, that the physical and mental integrity of the child will be respected in all circumstances.

At the beginning of the year, the Swedish government announced that it intends to make the ‘Convention on the Rights of the Child' part of Swedish law, and gave a committee/inquiry the task to investigate what the consequences will be. The Inquiry is to deliver a full report by 28 February 2016. Swedish UNICEF and other child rights organisations are part of the Inquiry's advisory board.
Find out more about the work of the Swedish Safer Internet Centre here.

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Making a Real Difference – Annual ECPAT Sweden and NetClean conference

  • Hotlines
  • 11/10/2018
  • ECPAT, the Swedish hotline

On Monday, 1 October 2018, Swedish hotline End child prostitution, child pornography and trafficking of children for sexual purposes (ECPAT) Sweden and NetClean organised the annual conference "Making a Real Difference".